Sometimes, even SNL jokes fly over the Air Force’s heads. A recent sketch saw host Will Ferrell as a pilot with the callsign “Clown Penis,” and actual Air Force and Navy officials have now stepped in to clarify why the bit was unrealistic.
In a summer where most raunchy comedies seem to be flopping at the box office — Rough Night and Baywatch have certainly disappointed with their reviews and box office ratings — it looks like it might all come down to The House. The Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler comedy certainly has what it takes to win over fans; Ferrell and Poehler are both comedy stars in their own right, and the supporting cast features a mix of comedy veterans and rising stars who can and should sell every joke in the film.
I’ve gotta admit, when I saw the first trailer for Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell’s new comedy I was sort of underwhelmed. I mean, obviously I will see anything involving these two comedic goldmines, but The House just looked kind of bland, and had me worried for another Baby Mama-esque misfire. But having watched the new Red Band trailer and laughing more than once, I’m kind of into it. Maybe I just needed a couple f-bombs from Ferrell and Poehler to secure interest.
America could probably use a hug week after week, and Sarah Silverman might be just the person to do it. The revered comedian has partnered with Funny or Die to deliver a new weekly talk series for Hulu, if only to constantly reassure audiences that I Love You, America.